African Historical Archaeologies

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This volume explores the range of interactions between the historical sources and archaeology that are available on the African continent. Written by a range of experts on different aspects of African archaeology, this book represents the first consideration of historical archaeology over the African continent as a whole. This seminal volume also explores Africa's place in global systems of thought and economic development and is of interest to historical archaeologists and ...

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Overview

This volume explores the range of interactions between the historical sources and archaeology that are available on the African continent. Written by a range of experts on different aspects of African archaeology, this book represents the first consideration of historical archaeology over the African continent as a whole. This seminal volume also explores Africa's place in global systems of thought and economic development and is of interest to historical archaeologists and historians.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 African Historical Archaeologies: An Introductory Consideration of Scope and Potential 1
Ch. 2 History, Archaeology and Nubian Identities in the Middle Nile 33
Ch. 3 Re-Evaluating Traditional Histories on the Coast of Kenya: An Archaeological Perspective 59
Ch. 4 Behind the Sultan of Kilwa's "Rebellious Conduct": Local Perspectives on an International East African Town 91
Ch. 5 Swahili Archaeology and History of Pemba, Tanzania: A Critique and Case Study of the Use of Written and Oral Sources in Archaeology 125
Ch. 6 A True Picture?: Colonial and Other Historical Archaeologies 163
Ch. 7 Boka Botuin and the Decorated Stones of the Cross River Region, Eastern Nigeria 189
Ch. 8 The African Diaspora Starts Here: Historical Archaeology of Coastal West Africa 219
Ch. 9 Less Implicit Historical Archaeologies: Oral Traditions and Later Karanga Settlements in South-Central Zimbabwe 243
Ch. 10 Re-Constructing Tswana Townscapes: Toward a Critical Historical Archaeology 269
Ch. 11 Access to Cattle Resources in a Tswana Capital 301
Ch. 12 Insiders and Outsiders: Sources for Reinterpreting a Historical Event 325
Ch. 13 Navigating the Liminal: An Archaeological Perspective on South African Industrialization 347
Ch. 14 African Historical Archaeology(ies): Past, Present and a Possible Future 375
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